Mountain View, Calif., Oct. 28, 2016 — El Camino Healthcare District announced today that Board of Directors Trustee, Julia Miller, has been appointed Vice Chair of the Board of Directors by the Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD). Ms. Miller has been a member of the ACHD since May of 2015 and her appointment is effective as of October 5.
“We extend our congratulations to Director Miller. She brings her dedication to community service and local government relations expertise, which will prove valuable to the Association as they implement their strategic plan,” said Dr. Peter Fung, Chair of the El Camino Healthcare District.
“I am honored to serve as Vice Chair for such an important organization during a time of many changes in today’s healthcare environment and as the Association helps to enhance best practices for California’s Healthcare Districts,” said Director Miller.
Director Miller has served on the El Camino Healthcare District Board for four years and currently serves as the board secretary/treasurer and as liaison to the Community Benefit Advisory Council. She is also a member of the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors and its Executive Compensation Committee. In addition, she is Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Tobacco Securitization Authority.
California Healthcare Districts respond to the specialized health needs of California communities. Voters created 79 Healthcare Districts to fulfill local health care needs. Of these, 54 serve the state’s rural areas. Healthcare Districts provide access to essential health services and are directly accountable at the community level. As a result, tens of millions of Californians have been able to access care that would otherwise be out of reach.
The Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) represents Healthcare Districts throughout the state. The Association serves the diverse needs of California’s Healthcare Districts by enhancing public awareness, training and educating its members and advocating for legislation and regulatory policies that allow Healthcare Districts to deliver the best possible health services to Californians. Learn more at www.achd.org.
The El Camino Hospital District was established by voter approval in 1956 in accordance with California Local Hospital District Law. The purpose of the District is to establish, maintain and operate or provide assistance in the operation of health facilities and other health care services provider, groups and organizations that are necessary for the maintenance of good physical and mental health in the communities served by the District. The District, now known as El Camino Healthcare District, encompasses most of Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills; a large portion of Sunnyvale, and small sections of Cupertino, Santa Clara, and Palo Alto. The publicly elected El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors approves tax dollar expenditures, including expenditures for the award winning Community Benefit program. Community Benefit funds are granted each year to local nonprofits, schools and government programs that provide critical health services to the underserved. All District Board meetings are publically noticed, open to the public, and available for viewing on the District website.